Episode 23 - Unpacking Lego
What toy has inspired many architects and designers to pursue a career in their fields? Lego, which is an acronym for the Danish phrase “leg godt”, which means “play well”. As one of the oldest toys that continue to be one of the most popular, Lego continues to inspire children and adults to make their imaginations a reality through building blocks. In this episode, Mike and Tim make small objects with Legos while talking about its influence on the world today.
It all started with the design of one modular brick that a carpenter made in his wood shop that eventually grew into a mass manufactured toy made from plastic. Even today in the 21st century, Legos are all related to the original modular block that starts off the entire construction. Designed to be intuitive and simple to play with, anyone picking up Lego blocks for the first time can immediately understand how they come together to create whatever our minds can imagine.
How has Lego inspired Mike and Tim’s lives as designers? How has the Lego empire influenced other industries around the world? Check out what Mike and Tim have to say about Legos in this week’s episode and don’t miss what they built by checking out this episode at Unpacking Design’s website.
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